Paris, 17 December 2008 – Europe-United States: A New Deal?

First Advocacy Event of the Transatlantic Policy Forum organised by Notre Europe, Paris Office-German Marshall Fund of the US and Europeum.

Notre Europe, Paris Office-German Marshall Fund of the US and Europeum organise the first Advocacy Event of the Transatlantic Policy Forum on 17 December 2008: 10.00am-5.00pm with the support of the Delegation of the European Commission in Washington and the Institute of European Democrates.

Programme:

Session 10.00am-1.00pm: Task Force Analyses and Recommendations

– Introduction “Transatlantic Policy Forum” Project Presentation by David Kràl, Director, EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, Czech Republic

– What Kind of Cooperation for Common Challenges? Analyses and recommendations of the task force

1. WTO and Trade Issues 

Jean-Christophe Bureau, Agro Paris-Grignon, Notre Europe

Discussant: Joe Guinan, The German Marshall Fund of the US, Brussels
Policy paper by Jean-Christophe Bureau

2. EU-US Cooperation in the EU Neighbourhood

Vera Rihackova, Research Fellow, EUROPEUM Institute for European policy

Discussant: Nida Gelazis, Program Associate and Editor, East European Studies, The Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington
Policy paper by Vera Rihackova

3. Democracy Assistance and Promotion 

John K. Glenn, Director of Foreign Policy, The German Marshall Fund of the US, Washington

Discussant: Luca Bader, Executive director, Institute of European Democrats, Brussels
Policy paper by Anna Michalski

4. Energy Security and Climate Change 

William Siefken, Senior associate, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Discussant: Cyril Loisel, Coordinator of the programme on Climate change, IDDRI
Policy paper by the Center for Strategic and International Studies

Session 2.30pm-5.00pm: International ConferenceEU-US: a New Deal?

Opening remarks by Denis Simonneau, Director of Cabinet for the French Secretary of State for European Affairs

The forthcoming EU Presidency by Vaclav Bartuska, Ambassador-at-large for energy security 

Moderator: Christian Lequesne, Senior Research Fellow, CERI – Sciences Po

Speakers:
Joachim Bitterlich, Executive Vice-president of Véolia environnement, Vice-President of Notre Europe 

Laurent Cohen-Tanugi Lawyer and essayist 

Sandro Gozi, Member of Parliament, Italian Parliament 

Seth Winnick, Minister Counsellor for Economic Affairs, Embassy of the United States, France

Closing remarks: Gunnar Lund, Ambassador, Embassy of Sweden in France

The event is finished.

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